City of London Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

5th January 1792 - 31st December 1792

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Image 556 of 86112th April 1792



An Inquisition indented taken for our Sovereign Lord the King at London, that
is to say, at the Parish of Saint Bridget otherwise Bride in the ward of Farringdon without in
London aforesaid on the twelfth day of April in the thirty second Year of the reign of our Sovereign
Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender
of the faith and so forth Before Thames Shelton< no role > Gentleman Coroner of our said Lord the King for
the City of London and Borough of Southwark on view of the Body of William Brooking< no role > now
here lying dead by the Oath of Robert Gorton< no role > , John Foster< no role > , William Barnett< no role > , Joseph Adams< no role >
John Budd< no role > , John Deane< no role > , Bartholomew Fitzgerall< no role > , James Murphy< no role > Robert Gage, John Nichols< no role >
John Crabb< no role > and John Lancaster< no role > Good and lawful men of the City of London aforesaid who being
now here duly chosen sworn and charged to Inquire for our said Lord the King when how
and in what manner the said William Brooking< no role > came to his death say upon their Oath
that the said William Brooking< no role > being a Prisoner in His Majestys Prison of the Fleet on the
Eleventh day of April in the Year aforesaid was and for a long time before had been Sick and
diseased in his Body and of such Sickness and disease did languish and languishing did
live until the said Eleventh day of April in the Year aforesaid when the said William
Brooking within the Prison aforesaid by the visitation of God died a natural death and by
violent means or method whatsoever In Witness whereof as well the said Coroner as the
said Robert Gorton< no role > the Foreman of the said Jurors on behalf of himself and the rest of his fellows
in their presence have to this Inquisition set their hands and Seals the day Year and Place
first above written.

Robt Gorton [mark] Forman

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